S2-P2-DB28 from Scumak No. 2 (Auto Sculpture Maker), Roxy Paine
Roxy Paine
S2-P2-DB28 from Scumak No. 2 (Auto Sculpture Maker)
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Roxy Paine

S2-P2-DB28 from Scumak No. 2 (Auto Sculpture Maker), 2001


Dimensions
43.0 x 52.0 x 47.0 cm
Physical Description
Polyethylene
Inventory Number
St.P634
Acquisition
Acquired in 2008 as a gift from Roxy Paine
Status
On display, lower level, Contemporary Art

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About the Work

Roxy Paine delegates the execution of his artworks to a machine. 'Scumak' is an 'Auto Sculpture Maker' and is programmed to pour liquid plastic coloured with pigment across an appliance and on to a base at different intervals. Sculptures are produced on a production line, but no two are the same. In spite of the mechanical production and without the intervention of the artist, the objects created before the viewer's eyes are one of a kind.

Video

  • Gastkommentar: Die Chemie der Farbe mit Chemikerin Katharina Landfester
    Was sieht eine Chemikerin in den Werken der Städel Sammlung? In diesem Gastkommentar eröffnet Katharina Landfester (Direktorin am Max-Planck-Institut für Polymerforschung) ihre individuelle Sichtweise auf die Kunstwerke im Städel Museum. Sie schaut sich Barnaba da Modenas "Madonna mit Kind" (1367), Jan van Eycks "Lucca-Madonna" (1437) sowie Roxy Paines "S2-P2-DB28 from Scumak No.2 (Auto Sculpture Maker)" (2001) an und untersucht die chemische Zusammensetzung der verwendeten Farben.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
S2-P2-DB28 from Scumak No. 2 (Auto Sculpture Maker)
Sculptor (male)
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Polyethylene
Material
Technique

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
© Roxy Paine
Acquisition
Acquired in 2008 as a gift from Roxy Paine

Work Content

Motifs and References

Genre
Main Motif

Iconclass

Primary
  • 0 Abstract, Non-representational Art
  • 48AA982 anthropomorphic ornament - AA - stylized
  • 22C4(BLACK) colours, pigments, and paints: black

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Last update

14.10.2020